U. S. Coast Guard

The Alameda County Public Works Agency will be performing emergency repairs to the High Street Bridge on Friday, Dec. 18. The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. There will also be some limitations to marine traffic. The U.S. Coast Guard will communicate this information in its weekly “Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners.”

Detour signs will be in place to guide motorists around the bridge closure. When travelling through the detour areas, motorists are advised to exercise caution and adhere to all traffic regulations. 


The crew of the Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter Waesche unloaded some 39,000 pounds of cocaine in San Diego last Wednesday. Among the illicit cargo were more than 5,600 pounds of cocaine that the Waesche confiscated on Sept. 6 from a self-propelled semisubmersible submarine in the Pacific Ocean off Central America. 


The crew of a local Coast Guard Cutter returned home to Alameda Friday after seizing $329 million in cocaine during a successful 95-day counter narcotics deployment.

The 126-person Alameda-based crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf interdicted nine smuggling vessels, detained 22 suspected narcotraffickers and seized more than 20,000 pounds of illegal narcotics while deployed in the Eastern Pacific.